By the time you read this, Jubilee 2000 will be history. Jubilee 2000 is the celebration to the glory of God of the completion of the Evangelization Proclamation. As of the end of June, a church has been planted in every nation on earth that has a city of at least 100,000 population! We should all rejoice at the tremendous victory that our Heavenly Father has given us and for the part each of us had in it. As incredible as this is, the task of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to every one of the six billion people alive today has only just begun. Those 44 smaller nations that don’t have any cities of 100,000 people still must be reached. And churches must be planted near enough to every person so that they can be with other disciples with a reasonable amount of travel. Then some of us must go to the so-called “hidden peoples” who live in remote parts of several third-world countries. Our task is far from over – it has barely begun.
Our celebration must look forward, as well as back over the past 21 years. Now is not the time to breathe a sigh of relief. Considering the challenges before us, I have talked with Evangelists from several of the fastest growing churches in the Kingdom. I asked them what they think is most needed to get the job done. Several answers stood out. With the help of these godly men, I give you what I believe are six keys to doing even greater things as we take the Good News to a lost, hopeless and dying world.